1/26/2013 Great islamorada backcountry fishing in the winter!

We’re still having some great islamorada winter backcountry fishing in january here!  The young boys today and dad had lots of fun catching puppy drum.  We caught 30 or so in total jigging shrimp back at the cape.  The colder water this time of year has fish in many of the creeks and such back there and on low tide they can only be in so many places!  We also got some nice big black drum, one cut us off unfortunately after we chased him down, but did boat a large double digit one!  Conrad also got a snook which we had been wanting to catch january fishing islamorada.  We also caught plenty of sheepshead, ladyfish, jacks, and a few trout.  All fish today caught on plain old jigs and shrimp, worked slowly on the bottom.  The water at the cape is nice in certain places, though you must work around and find the corners and such that look good.  A nice slow moving current and lightly cloudy green water is what you need to look for florida keys backcountry fishing at the cape.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Capt. Rick Stanczyk is a locally born and raised charter fishing captain in Islamorada, FL. He caught his first bonefish when he was 3 and has been 'on the water fishing' ever since. He loves what he does and enjoys showing his clients a great time fishing in the Florida Keys. Contact him at 305-747-6903 or rick@fishingislamorada.com!